Blog of Ashley N. Oliver

I am a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in psychology and am now currently pursuing my Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School. I am a certified candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church with my particular interests lying in preaching, pastoral care, and counseling. My heart is in worshiping and serving God’s people inside of the church and carrying that worship and service outside of the church walls. I have had a deep love for writing since the 4th grade and when I first created this blog in 2013, I did so as an outlet for myself, but it has since become part of the ministry to which I am called. I write about a variety of topics, ranging from ministry, to mental health, to social issues that affect our world, but because Jesus is the foundation of my life, he is the foundation of this blog. Thank you for taking the time to read the words I write – it is my prayer that you are able to find comfort, hope, & light through them.

                                        Grace & peace,



| “Christ has no body, no hands, no feet here on earth now but yours. – Teresa of Avila” |


7 thoughts on “Blog of Ashley N. Oliver

  1. Dear Ashley, as an older woman who is learning how to rely more deeply on God on a minute by minute basis, I am blessed and inspired by your experience in that. It took me so long to understand that the pain I lived in for so many years could be made into healing and good for myself and others because God can use anyone. I think of you on your journey and I am so grateful to be there with you. God bless you always.

  2. Lovely writing and enjoyed your writing on the Upper room. You look beautiful and healthy😇 and have a wonderful gift that you are sharing. Praising the Lord 😇

  3. God gives grace and when I diligently seek HIM, He is faithful and reveals more to me. For His faithfulness to me, I am so very grateful! I am also a recovering anorexic of 50 some-odd years. My goal is to keep connected to God’s people and to Christ as a disciple. My compulsive behaviors keep me aware of my GREAT NEED for God’s Rest and Peace. (Isaiah 30:15). Thank you for sharing a part of yourself and your journey with our Father and great God! mj

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